Zimbabwe's Mugabe says pay delay a temporary problem, no need for strike

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Posted: Jul 08, 2016 12:46 PM

BINDURA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that salary delays for public workers was "a temporary problem" and not a reason for teachers, doctors and nurses to go on strike and warned of a plot to overthrow the ruling party.

"The enemy has his eye on overthrowing ZANU-PF," Mugabe told a political rally north of Harare, his first after this week's protests. He did not elaborate on who the enemy was.

"The issue of salary delays is a temporary problem. It's not a reason for teachers, doctors and nurses to go on strike. Most of them don't understand where we have come from during times of colonialism," Mugabe said in a brief speech.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia)